Double U23 European champion in time trial and road in 2017, Pernille is a star in the making. Quiet, caring and unassuming, the 21-year-old has proven herself to be a strong time-triallist, and also has a desire to hone her all-round racing skills amongst the best at Team Sunweb.
The 2016 Gracia Orlova stage winner said: “Joining this team last season was a huge step up for me, and they have everything I need to be a better rider. It’s about improving yourself all the time, and I really like that concept.
But cycling wasn’t in her plans growing up, both swimming and playing handball. Her two older brothers started riding, and it was the most convenient option for her parents if Pernille also took up the sport.
The Spring Classics are a big target for the young Dane, as is working on her long term development, such as positioning in the peloton.